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Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 11:05 am  |  35 responses

Houston Reportedly Wants to Trade Thomas Robinson in Chase of Dwight Howard


The Rockets famously traded a large portion of their roster last season as they looked to acquire a star — the result being the James Harden trade. The Rockets need to clear more assets with Dwight Howard on the market this summer, and Thomas Robinson is reportedly on the trade block again. Per Yahoo! Sports: “The Houston Rockets are determined to trade forward Thomas Robinson – the fifth pick in the 2012 NBA draft – to create salary-cap space for the pursuit of the Los Angeles Lakers’ free-agent superstar Dwight Howard, league sources said. The Rockets have made clear to multiple rival teams that they plan to accept the best offer to move Robinson and eliminate his $3.52 million salary for the 2013-14 season. Without the salary of Robinson and others, the Rockets will have the space to offer Howard a maximum deal starting at approximately $20.5 million a season. Houston is competing mainly with Dallas – and possibly Golden State – to lure Howard once free agency commences on July 1. Howard has become increasingly intrigued with the Rockets as a possible destination, sources said. Houston’s supporting cast, including James Harden and Chandler Parsons, is one of the reasons.”

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  • Max

    If he’d become the old Dwight again and he would land in Golden State, watch out!

  • Redd

    Stinks for him, really kills confidence & development.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Dwight can’t go to Golden State. I don’t know why SLAM put them in this story. They have zero money.

  • Max

    Ahw..
    Houston would be sweet aswell.
    Harden and Dwight in the pick and roll with shooters all over the floor.

  • Allan

    Two teams in your 1st season and possibly a 3rd team..Tough break for T-Rob. Wonder why teams gave up on him so easily?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I feel bad for T-Rob but Dwight in Houston would make them instant contenders.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    dhoward can do what he wants but if he leaves LA he will be a hated man and never recover..you heard it here first. i do not hate d12 but facts are facts and he is all about being liked..irony has funny ways of working!!

  • trent

    I’ve actually heard this same comment about a hundred times over the past few days. So I’m putting you at number 84.

  • Datkid

    I don’t think they(houston) gave up on him. They just traded up. a guaranteed 20-10 and a probable return to HOF Form for incredible potential+assets. makes sense to me.

  • Datkid

    If this happens I want T.robb to get pissed off at everything and turn himself into a monster.

  • mike

    How is he not ALREADY a HATED-MAN ( in a basketball sense )? He alienated orlando ( the team that made him ) , feuded with kobe, had a bad season, complained all the time, abandoned his team on the elimination game yelled at Kupchak , and put the Lakers in a state of unsure-ness the whole season. Who still likes this guy?

  • spit hot fiyah

    i know houston liked t-rob before the draft. but why did they even trade for him when he doesn’t fit in at all in their offense since he can’t shoot from the outside and is too small to play the 5. they would have been better of keeping patterson

  • MikeC.

    He can if the Lakers are interested in the turd sandwich that GSW would send back in sign and trade. Highlighted by Andris Biedrins’ contract.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol, yeah, Golden State can’t get Dwight.

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  • LP @ThisisEther

    I dont think teams in the Luxury tax can participate in Sign-and-trades….or maybe just repeat offenders…but LA qualifies for both, i think…

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    That would be a better version of the 09 Magic.

  • Mars

    My sources say he’s going to back to the east, as in ATL shawty. In an odd plot of revenge & sabotage of the western conference, CP3 and D12 went to Los Angeles teams to wreck havoc, and then the following season move back to the east, instantly turning their team into instant contenders with no competition in the west. San Antonio is the only team worth playing for in Texas, and after the title this year, I see Timmy and Manu retiring. That would be a good destination for both CP3 & D12, real talk.

  • KingBenjamin

    Feel bad for the guy, possibly 3 different teams in basically his first year in the NBA after being a top 5 pick, not how he imagined his career going. Hopefully someone gets him and he can become the player that draft experts thought he was going to be.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    Thomas Robinson is a BUST already he was suppose to be a beast with the Kings alongside of Cousins but his trash ass could not even start over whack ass Jason Thompson who is a BUST as well

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I like 2-Pat but he wasn’t a very good rebounder and wasn’t a consistent finisher inside. He has a wet jumper though. The Power-Forward spot was definitely the weak link in Houston’s game all season, with or without Pat Patterson. I think T Jones can solve that problem, but also a free agent like Paul Millsap.

  • Bandwagonfan

    Pop doesnt like d12

  • PlayBall

    How can someone be a BUST when they barely get any minutes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    because he was a top 5 pick and could not even get any burn with the joke ass kings and everybody thought he was gonna be a beast and be their starting power forward

  • Max

    Yeah, I enjoyed watching that team.
    And all they really missed was a guy who could give them 25 a night.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    hope this is true

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    yelled at kupchak?! did not know that

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    in his defense.. he made most of his playing times

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    they probably won’t able to keep jarret jack, let alone dwight. money problems :(

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    i always said it, houston would be a good spot for this guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    all he did was elbow some guy from the pistons in the head FOH

  • PlayBall

    His opportunity will come.

  • mike

    after he got ejected from the spurs game 4 this year in the finals, as he was walking to the locker room , mitch kupchak patted him as he walked away, an you can see dwight turn around an yell something to kupchak as he walked away , you cant really tell what he saying, but he def has an angry face . peep it on youtube

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    lol i forgot bout that

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